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I’m a cryptography engineer and professional Open Source maintainer, specializing in Go.

I believe the critical role of Open Source maintainer can develop into a real profession, commanding compensation in line with that of a senior software engineer, charging companies that rely on Open Source projects and wish to get access to the maintainer's unique and extensive expertise.

GitHub Sponsors is one of the ways my corporate clients can choose to pay me, alongside classic invoices, wires, and checks. If your company might be interested in enabling my work, in the reciprocal value of a direct line to a maintainer, or in unlimited access to advice based on my expertise, reach out! 📨

Importantly, I don't rely on crowdfunding for sustainability, so I will donate all contributions from individuals to Trans Lifeline, an underfunded organization that operates high efficiency mutual aid and peer support initiatives. (I plan to revisit this policy and the choice of charity yearly.)

Nonetheless, I truly appreciate spontaneous donations as concrete gestures of gratitude. I remember how nice it was to get donations for the Heartbleed test, as it meant people went out of their way to let me know I helped them that day 💖

P.S. If you're the postcard sending type, here's an address. 📮

Filippo Valsorda
9450 SW Gemini Dr #52960
Beaverton, Oregon 97008-7105

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Featured work

  1. golang/go

    The Go programming language

  2. golang/crypto

    [mirror] Go supplementary cryptography libraries

  3. FiloSottile/mkcert

    A simple zero-config tool to make locally trusted development certificates with any names you'd like.

  4. FiloSottile/age

    A simple, modern and secure encryption tool (and Go library) with small explicit keys, no config options, and UNIX-style composability.

  5. FiloSottile/yubikey-agent

    yubikey-agent is a seamless ssh-agent for YubiKeys.

  6. C2SP/C2SP

    Community Cryptography Specification Project

    Python 237

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